Elder Law of Michigan’s President and CERA’s Director participates in workshops at the 2018 Equal Justice Conference #EJC18

Keith Morris, President of Elder Law of Michigan and CERA Director, is presenting in two workshops at the 2018 Equal Justices Conference. The Delivery Innovation in Referrals from a Senior Legal Hotline Workshop is being held today, Thursday, May 10, 2018 and Looking at the Next Level of Service Delivery Workshop is scheduled for Friday, May 11, 2018. Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan’s President and CERA’s Director participates in workshops at the 2018 Equal Justice Conference #EJC18

Elder Law of Michigan at the 2018 Equal Justice Conference #EJC18

#EJC18 2018 Pre-Conference Session: Running a Hotline is more than answering the phone: A Collaborative Workshop. Team members of the Center for Elder Rights Advocacy (CERA) are participating in the 2018 Equal Justice Conference being held in San Diego, California. CERA is participating as presenter and organizer of the pre-conference session scheduled for today, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The pre-conference is on Running a Hotline is … Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan at the 2018 Equal Justice Conference #EJC18

May 2018 is Older Americans Month – The 2017 Profile of Older Americans

Every year, an annual summary of the latest statistics on the older population is compiled by the Administration on Aging (AoA). AOA uses the latest statistics from U.S. Census data and this data provides a Profile of Older Americans. The profile shows data on changes in demographics of the population over age 65. The profile is available in PDF format. Data tables are also available … Continue reading May 2018 is Older Americans Month – The 2017 Profile of Older Americans

City, unions agree to cut pension costs

Via Times Herald By Jackie Smith New contracts with several Port Huron unions are expected to save the city $1.1 million in retirement costs a year. Port Huron City Council members approved new three-year collective bargaining agreements with four unions and potential adjustments for non-union employees during Monday’s regular meeting. After, City Manager James Freed said the changes affect about 220 employees and will help reduce … Continue reading City, unions agree to cut pension costs

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Are You, or is Someone You Know, an Aging Driver?

By Mary Beth Daley, Staff Accountant  Let me start by asking you a few questions.  Are you beginning to question your own safety and competency behind the wheel?  Are you wondering if it’s time to ask your parents to give up the keys?  Are you a professional who regularly has contact with aging adults?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, have I got a resource for you!  Let me back … Continue reading Are You, or is Someone You Know, an Aging Driver?

Staff Spotlight – Christine Steinmetz

By Sandra Wisnewski, J.D., Director of Client Assistance It is my pleasure to introduce you to one of our part-time attorneys, Christine Steinmetz. Christine works on the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors three days a week.  She has been working for Elder Law of Michigan since 2011. Christine is extremely knowledgeable and has been practicing law for over 20 years. She assists hotline clients, volunteers, and law students … Continue reading Staff Spotlight – Christine Steinmetz

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The Basics of Michigan’s No-Fault Insurance

By Karen Flores, J.D., Hotline Attorney   The Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors frequently receives calls from seniors asking questions about car insurance, usually after they’ve been involved in an accident. Every driver in Michigan is required to have basic no-fault auto insurance to cover claims for property damage and personal injury. If you are caught driving without auto insurance, you could be convicted of a misdemeanor.   The no-fault law in Michigan is very complicated. The following information is a very … Continue reading The Basics of Michigan’s No-Fault Insurance